Importing From a GoPro

The GoPro is a great way to capture beautiful HD shots for your videos. In this guide, we'll walk through how to move video from your GoPro to your Wistia account.

GoPro is the undisputed king of cool when it comes to consistent content that looks great and communicates a mission. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can import video from your GoPro into your Wistia account.

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Using the SD Card

Your GoPro uses an SD card to store the videos you record. You can eject the SD card from your GoPro, and plug it into your computer to import your video.

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First, find the microSD card on the side of the GoPro, and press in on it to eject it. Then you can pull it out, and place in a microSD adapter for plugging into your computer.

photo of SD card

Once you have the SD card in the adapter, plug it in to your computer (some Apple laptops come with an SD card slot, you might have to purchase additional connectors.)

photo of SD card reader on computer

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear as a drive on your desktop.

screenshot of mounted SD card on desktop

Navigate to find the file on the SD card (it might be in a folder labeled DCIM) and drag it to your desktop.

screenshot of file chooser for SD card

Once they are on your desktop (or in any folder) you can upload them as usual.

Using the USB Cable Connector

If you don’t have an adapter, or an SD card reader, you can also use the USB cable provided with your GoPro to import video. Plug the cable into your GoPro and computer USB port, and make sure your GoPro is turned on!

photo of gopro connected to computer via usb cable

Open iPhoto on your Mac (or similar photo import software for PC). It should detect the GoPro as an external device, and launch the importing process.

Select the videos you want to import, and (in the case of iPhoto), select Import Selected.

screenshot of photo editing software's import feature

Once they are imported, you can drag them to your desktop, and upload them as usual.

So that’s it! Enjoy using your GoPro and Wistia.

And now, a pancake flip.